Britain’s transport networks are not inefficient because of protestors – and silencing protestors is antithetical to building back better.
Despite promising to play a major role in addressing the UK’s regional divides, the UKIB has yet to make financing available to local authorities.
After an investigation uncovered more than £25 million of unreturned taxpayer funding, the UK government has decided to take over all services of London and Southeastern Railway.
The latest Oxford Economic report shows that rail will be essential to a successful, and sustainable, post-Covid rebuild.
The introduction of the world’s first T-pylons may not seem like much, but it’s certainly not an insignificant step in the push towards net zero
For most of the UK, impulse purchases, treat-yourself moments, and 80 per cent off sales have led to burgeoning wardrobes of the latest trends and those left in last season. Yet with the world’s first Sustainable Fashion Week, Shazia Saleem hopes to change this.
The UK’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority has unveiled plans to invest £650 billion in infrastructure over the next decade, but there are reasons to temper expectations.
Former HSBC chief executive John Flint was appointed the head of the newly formed UKIB last week in a move that is very safe, but not very ambitious
Nearly 120,000 new homes are due to be built across England with £8.6 billion worth of funding being allocated this week. Around half of these new builds are expected to be available for affordable home ownership including 30,000 social rent builds.
Just under 25,000 public electric vehicle charging devices have now been installed across the UK, with new additions up seven per cent from last quarter.
While greenhouse removal technology is not expected to be crucial to the UK’s fight against climate change just yet, “the government needs to get ahead of the game now.”
Gascoyne Gateway, the first ‘green’ deep-water port is under development in Western Australia. Making an industry-leading commitment to environmental protection, it hopes this will set the benchmark for major infrastructure projects.
The recently published government plan for a UK-wide hydrogen economy is admirably ambitious. However, the lack of clarity on certain key aspects is worrisome.
While investment is certainly needed if Britain is to “build back better,” there are better places to look than pensions.